Discusses the major forms of gambling including card and dice games, roulette, slot machines, lotteries and horse racing. Explains the odds against the player in an honest game and shows how these odds can be increased by cheating.
02:45:53:22 CU disembodied arms of dealer dealing cards in game of black jack; “Gambling-U.S.A.” superimposed over shot.
02:46:13:08 Horse race with “$6000000000” superimposed over shot.
02:46:50:28 CU disembodied hands of card dealer over black jack table dealing cards to sets of disembodied hands of gamblers; CU SLO-MO disembodied hands of dealer over tray of poker chips dealing cards, dealer using slight of hand saves good cards for himself, dealers hand on table shows and ace and queen card giving him 21.
02:47:27:14 CU cascade of backs of three cards, tip of pencil points out various card markings used to cheat in cards; CU cascade of backs of three cards with different design, tip of pencil identifies various other markings on card used to cheat; CU disembodied dealer’s hand dealing seconds where the top card, and ace, is held back while other cards are dealt; VS CU shows various ways a dealer cheats, CU disembodied hand of dealer reveals how dealer can peak at top car in deck; CU disembodied hand holding duck of cards, small round mirror hidden in palm of hand reveals card number; CU disembodied hands of dealer shuffling cards; CU man seated at poker table playing hand, player reveals to camera an ace palmed in his hand.
02:50:11:24 VS CU disembodied arm of throws dice on crap table; VS crap table.
02:50:51:25 CU disembodied hand over mirror reveals how one cheats in craps by palming dice; CU two dice on table show total of 7; disembodied finger flips dice showing various numbers on fixed dice.
02:51:22:22 VS roulette.
02:51:58:23 VS disembodied arm pulls handle of slot machine in casino.
02:52:18:00 Horse race; CU newspaper with silhouetted edge of man’s hand along edge of frame; CU disembodied hand holding pen underlines various odds in horse race; CU horse names in newspaper; VS race track, people waiting in line to place bets.
02:54:53:00 CU disembodied hands shuffle cards; VS horse races. Craps table.
Progressive Pictures was founded by Ray Bainbridge, and headquartered in Oakland, California.
January 29, 2017 Subject:
Slight of hand!
Interesting film about gambling. Shows how you're screwed from the very beginning about those guys who you're trying to win money from. Besides, they're run by the mafia anyways. Love the trick card dealing scenes! Such a unique film! Highly reccomended!